Best Supportive Nursing Bra – Review of Cake Lingerie

best-supportive-nursing-braPrice: $48 – $80

Where to buy: Amazon

Styles:

Contour Bras

Sports Bras

Non-Wire Bras

Seamless Bras

Spacer Bras

Underwire Bras

Tanks


The Ins and Outs of Cake Lingerie Nursing Bras

best-supportive-nursing-braI can remember back to when my first baby was born and how sad my bra selection had become. I went more for comfort and ease than for lace and sexy. Plus with your ever changing body between pregnancy and nursing, it is hard to invest in a bra without being afraid it won’t fit in just a few weeks time.

Another issue I ran into was support or should I say lack thereof. I was on a mission to find the best supportive nursing bra and I found a lot that were not.

A nursing bra that was both sexy and supportive seemed like a rare, mythical unicorn. I wasn’t sure it really existed. 

Then I found Cake Lingerie.

Honestly, this is the sexiest nursing bra line on the market. They are made incredibly well so you don’t need to worry about them falling apart. And did I mention they provide support and are comfortable? I know, sounds unreal but it is true!

There is a Cake style for all your undergarment needs. They have the super sexy styles all the way to nursing tanks. They have wire, no-wire, shape bras, push-up bras, plus size bras, sports bras, and so much more.

best-supportive-nursing-braCake Lingerie also offers a wide variety of sizes. A properly fitted bra that gets “the girls” into the right position can do wonders for your figure. You can look literally 10-pounds lighter when you have a supportive bra on. It makes your clothes fit better as well.

But one thing I find in a great fitting bra is how it makes me feel. Your postpartum body can be hard to adjust to so getting a bra that you feel great in does wonder for the self-esteem.

I think Cake Lingerie does a great job in offering moms bras that don’t scream nursing and frumpy. And for that I applaud them!

When to Buy a Nursing Bra

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Cotton Candy

This is a question that comes up often so I wanted to be sure I addressed it. So when do you buy nursing bras?

Answer: AFTER you give birth and your milk comes in.

When I was about 8 months pregnant with my son I went out and bought a bunch of nursing bras. I even washed them. I thought I was being proactive and staying ahead of the game. Boy, was I wrong!

I was a 32C before getting pregnant. While pregnant I was a 34D. Want to guess what I was AFTER my milk came in? If you guessed a 32H, then you would be correct…I got enormous. Guess what size all those nursing bras were that I jumped the gun on and bought were? Yep, all 34D and useless. 

I wasted a ton of money so I am sharing this with all of you in hopes to save you!

While you are pregnant, if you need to, buy some comfortable non-wire bras (I love the Cake Cotton Candy bra). To prepare for giving birth or for those first few weeks afterward, I suggest you only buy nursing tanks or flexible and stretchy bras.

This will allow a comfortable fit your ever-changing breasts and stretch in case, like me, you become huge after your milk comes in. After a few weeks and your engorgement has gotten better, then get fitted for a good nursing bra. 

It is very important that you wear the correct size and never wear a bra that is too small or tight. That will lead to big issues with clogged ducts and pain. So hold off on the big purchases until you can be properly fitted.


Cake Lingerie Styles 

Cake Lingerie offers a wide variety of styles and sizes.

best-supportive-nursing-braOne thing to consider when buying a Cake Lingerie bra is sizing. A lot of reviews state that they run small. So consider going up a cup size. On their website, they have a great page about how to measure and ensure you are buying the right size. Remember that after pregnancy and your milk coming in, you are likely a different size than before.

Click here to see Cakes Lingerie’s Bra Fitting Guide.

If you are having trouble  figuring out your size, another option is to go somewhere and get measured. Nordstrom is a great place for that. They will measure you for free. I found their measurements to be most accurate and typically used their sizing when buying online. 

Below is a list of some of the styles and bras within that style line offered by Cake Lingerie.


Contour Bras

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Mousse Fig

Mousse

Price: $53

Colors: 

Rose

Fig

Sizes: 30A – 38E

Features:  This cute contour bra is ideal for the smaller bust and is available in two color options! It is perfectly formed for a smooth profile with triangle shaped contour cups. This super sweet, refined polka dot mesh lace coupled with stretch satin provides comfort with a low center front for versatility. 


Sports Bras

best-supportive-nursing-braLemon Zest

Price: $80

Color: 

Grey & Blue

Sizes: 32B – 40K

Features: Add a little zing into your daily fitness routine! Lemon/Orange Zest is the first full-structured nursing sports bra that provides great support, function, comfort and is styled for appeal. For the generation of fit conscious, active women, Lemon/Orange Zest provides the security of a pragmatic nursing sports bra to keep the bust in place.

Orange Zest

best-supportive-nursing-braPrice: $80

Color:

Orange & Blue

Sizes: 32D – 40H

Features: Add a little zing into your daily fitness routine! Lemon/Orange Zest is the first full-structured nursing sports bra that provides great support, function, comfort and is styled for appeal. For the generation of fit conscious, active women, Lemon/Orange Zest provides the security of a pragmatic nursing sports bra to keep the bust in place.


Non-Wire and Seamless Bras

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Rock Candy

Price: $55

Color:

Nude

Black

Coral

Brown

Sizes: Small – X-Large

Features: This Luxury Seamless Maternity/ Nursing Bra is super soft & provides great shape through via its removable contoured foam cups. It’s full, double-layered side sling and knit patterns are designed to maximize lift and support. Ideal from conception, through your pregnancy and post, this bra will grow with you to accommodate your changing bust.

Cotton Candy

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Cotton Candy – Aqua

Price: $53

Color:

Nude

Black

Blush

Steel Grey

Grey

Aqua

Sizes: Small – X-Large

Features: The Cotton Candy is one of Cake’s best sellers. This luxury seamless maternity and nursing bra is silky soft and built for comfort. Its carefully positioned double-layered side sling, strength panels, and t-back structure is designed to maximize support and provide shape. This bra is ideal during the initial stages of pregnancy, immediately post childbirth and as a sleep-bra, when your breasts are rapidly changing in size and shape. This bra will grow to accommodate your changing bust without restriction.


Spacer Bras

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Croissant – Mauve

Croissant

Price: $67

Color:

Black

Nude

Mauve

Sizes: 32C – 40G

Features: The perfect everyday bra, with flavor! It’s hard to go past this lightly contoured spacer bra, with flexible wire that provides the wearer with versatility, a smooth profile, great shape, comfort and superior support without the bulkiness of foam. The perfect t-shirt bra, with a few tantalizing feature details that will be sure to surprise!


Underwire Bras

best-supportive-nursing-braLicorice

Price: $65

Color:

Black

Caramel

Sizes: 32C – 40J

Features: Licorice Twist delivers the perfect mix of sophistication and versatility! This black/caramel lace flexible wire bra on mesh is the perfect all day bra for women who desire a shapely profile! Featuring cotton-lined cups, wider straps for comfort, top stretch in the cup for growth and a superior lift, this bra will boost your confidence and bust line!

White Chocolate & Dark Chocolate

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White Chocolate

Price: $65 (White Chocolate is on SALE for $40!)

Colors:

White

Black

Sizes: 32C – 40J

Features: Classically styled in black/White cotton with chocolate/White embroidery, don’t look past this bra for the ultimate in sophisticated comfort and old-school styling. Detailing includes embroidery straps and black/white bows. Get great shape and profile with the added support of a flexible wire. 

Vanilla Cream

best-supportive-nursing-braPrice: $65 (on SALE now for $25!)

Color:

White

Sizes: 32C – 40 GG (limited stock on this style)

Features: For vintage elegance & sublime versatility Vanilla Cream is your bra! A beautiful cream, flexible wire bra adorned with delicate lace, Vanilla Cream is perfectly styled for all occasions. With 100% cotton cup lining, plush velvet & cotton-backed straps, you are sure to receive all the comfort and support you deserve! 

Rocky Road

best-supportive-nursing-braPrice: $65 (on SALE now for $40!)

Color:

Charcoal Grey

Sizes: 32C – 40J (limited stock on this style)

Features: Complimenting the beautiful chemise range, the popular and shape perfected flexible-wire bra has an exciting new style in charcoal grey with candy pink! With elaborate detail for lift and fit, this bra provides a shape like no other. Adorned with pink bows, ribbon detailing, satin padded straps, 100% cotton lining and a polka-dot sling for a feminine touch, Rocky Road dares you to be different.

Macaroon

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Ginger Macaroon

Price: $65

Color:

Honeycomb

Ginger

Sizes: 32C – 40GG

Features: A vintage gold lustrous stretch satin is accented with a Moroccan style guipure burn out embroidery with a sheen finish. This Cake Lingerie signature flexible wire bra personifies femininity! Beautifully detailed straps, diamante center, contrast stitch detail and hidden feeding clip with ribbon motif all add to the fantasy in Macaroon. 


Nursing Tanks

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Toffee – White

Toffee

Price: $55

Colors:

Black

Nude

White

Sizes: Small – X-Large

Features: The versatile long length Seamless Nursing Tank offers a smooth, figure-hugging profile, which can be worn under outerwear or as sleepwear. A hidden in-built bra with fabric molded cups provides a secure fit and support, which grows with your curves. Wear this for an extra layer of warmth and support, or casually with a pair of jeans.

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Gelato – Grey

Gelato

Price: $55

Colors:

Black

Grey

White

Sizes: Small – X-Large

Features: This must-have soft cotton nursing tank is the ideal everyday basic. Perfect as outerwear or at home this cotton-nursing camisole is designed with side ruching, to flatter the growing tummy or shape post-partum. With a hidden shelf & pre-formed foam molded cups, you’ll love the support, shape and versatility that comes with it.


How to Choose the Right Cake Lingerie Bra

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Lemon Zest

With all the options in bra styles, how do you choose? Well, that will largely depend on your own style and what you will be wearing it for.

For working out, running, etc the Lemon Zest or Orange Zest are the obvious choices, but for something like yoga the Cotton Candy Bras are great. 

Any of the underwire bras could be used for everyday wear or under dresses.

The Rock Candy, Cotton Candy, and Croissant make great T-shirt bras. 

The Cotton Candy is a great nighttime bra as well! I highly recommend this bra for pregnancy as it is so comfortable with no underwire but also for the hospital and those first weeks after giving birth. It can be worn all day and still feel great. No wonder it is a best seller!

I love nursing tanks. They are great for sleeping. I wore my nursing tanks to bed long after my boys weaned. They are the best to sleep in since they provide comfort and support. I would recommend moms grabbing a few tanks. They are great for the hospital and first week as well when you are very engorged. 

Really, you can’t go wrong with any of the styles. They fit great and will last you a long time!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 

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Vanilla Cream

So overall, what are the pros and cons of Cake Lingerie Bras. I took to the numerous comments and reviews on the various styles and found that overall, moms love these bras. They are one of the highest rates nursing bras on the market. 

Cons:

  • Fit small – Sizing can be misleading
  • For styles with lace around the bottom, some complained of it being uncomfortable
  • Some felt the non-wire bras were not supportive enough for large chested mommas
  • Some styles are quite pricey
  • Limited sizes in some styles

Pros:

  • A lot of styles to choose from
  • Great range of sizes in most styles
  • Very well made, will last
  • Very comfortable and perfect for everyday wear
  • Discrete nursing clips on some styles
  • Gives great lift and support with giving the one-boob effect
  • Very stylish and could be worn even after weaning

best-supportive-nursing-braCake Lingerie nursing bras really are all they are advertised to be. The shape they give your body along with the ease of nursing is so worth it! They are not the cheapest nursing bras but the money you spend on replacing cheap bras and dealing with the discomfort of a bad fit will pay for a Cake bra twice over. 

I highly recommend Cake Lingerie nursing bras! You can’t go wrong here!

Click here to read more about Cake Lingerie nursing bras! 


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Need your hands free while nursing? Check out the Koalakin!

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Plan to pump and nurse? Maybe you are returning to work? Try a pumping bra!

4 comments

  1. Erika says:

    Great information here. I would have loved to run across this when I was expecting the first time. I bought cheap nursing bras that were just ok and at least they weren’t terrible looking.
    I found that my cheap bras were difficult to get out of the way and when pumping or nursing, often times the folded over bra would end up soaking wet (I tucked burpees in fix that), the support framework was still in the way, or it would just flip closed when I was trying to get ready with a fussing baby.

    Although many of these bras are expensive, I think I would have been much happier with any of these bras than the ones I fought with. There is certainly a nice variety to choose from, unlike what was in the local stores I had to shop in. Maybe next time….

    • Heather Grace says:

      I hear you on the cheap bras! To be honest, I would rather start with a bra like this then throw away so much on cheap ones. I swear, two washes and the cheap ones are done. You get what you pay for! What a difference a great fitting and well made bra makes!

  2. Andrea says:

    This is so interesting, i showed this article to my girlfriend and i started to read it, i was so curious i couldn’t believe it.

    Observing my partner actually transforming her breast, getting huge, i found out i wasn’t really get the essential meaning and importance of a good, well made practical nursing bra.

    The sports’ bra section it’s wicked, i really enjoyed to see how creative this company is!
    Hooray to all nursing mothers!!

    • Heather Grace says:

      The sports bra is actually one of my favorites! Any mother looking for a supportive and comfortable sports bra (which is so hard to find!), needs to try Cake’s. Being a nursing mom doesn’t mean we have to wear ugly “mom” bras haha! Thank you for stopping by!

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